British Masters

Deborah Montgomery took part in the British Masters Winter throws Championships at Lee Valley over the weekend, in the Vet 50 age group she just missed out on her own club records to win Gold in the Shot by just a few centimetres with a throw of 9.68, she went outside to throw the hammer to secure another medal this time a silver with 33.67

Indoor Record

Team Kennet’s Nathan Gillis set new records at the weekend in the Men’s 800m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston in America.

Not only breaking the club indoor record, he was the first athlete at the University of La Salle to break 1.50, he came 5th in the race to finish in a time of 1.49.49 ranking him 12th in the UK rankings

Indoor Track and Field

Team Kennet’s Hayley Steward struck two medals in Cardiff, Wales at the weekend in the South West Indoor Track & Field Championships, she also claimed two new club records in the process.

In Hayley’s favourite event the Shot she claimed a gold medal with a throw of 11.36 and in the 400m she came home with a silver clocking 63.62

South of England Indoor Championships

Team Kennet had two athletes compete in the South of England under 17 Indoor Track & Field Championships at the weekend at Lee Valley.
Anna Montagne came 11th in the womens High Jump 1.55 and took 4th place in her heat of the 200m with a time of 27.9
Oliver Bazin took part in the long jump to come 17th with 5.04

South of England Combined Events

Team Kennet’s Anna Montagne earned herself her first major medal at the weekend in the South of England Pentathlon at Lee Valley in the under 17 age group.

Anna’s score of 3255 which gave her third equal on the day was a club record points score, on her way to Bronze she also broke the clubs under 17 High Jump indoor record clearing 1.60m, she threw the Shot 10.33, jumped 4.93 in the long jump clocked a fast 9.44 in the 60m hurdles and ran the 800m in 2.36.94

Indoor Track and Field

Team Kennet Athletes have taken part in some of the Indoor Track and Field Open meets. On Saturday 1st December at Windsor Anna Montagne in the under 17 age group ran in the 60m Sprint clocking 9.71 on her fastest of two runs.On Sunday 2nd at Lee Valley Caitlin Nowell set two new club under 20 records in the 300m 48.3 and 600m 1.58.39. Aimee Dickson took part as a under 15 in the 300m clocking 47.23 and Oliver Bazin took part in the 60m clocking 8.02 and leaping 5.41 in the long jump as an under 17.

In the Lee Valley Mini Indoor Track and Field Open on 8th December, Zoe Allen broke the clubs 200m record taking it down to 30.47, and earlier ran 9.03 in the 60m sprint. Elsewhere Georgina Bradford clocked 2.45.94 in the 800m at the u23 Middlesex Uni Student Championships on 5th December.

Kirsty Bennet took the club 800m record running 2.35.01 to finish 4th in the Manchester cup on 14th November.

Top 50 UK Rankings

Team Kennet UK Top 50 Rankings 2018
Under 13 Girls      
Lottie Absolom High Jump 1.47 16th
Aimee Dickson 600m 1.50.16 39th
Annabel Todd 600m 1.45.9 12th
800m 2.24.45 17th
Under 15 Girls      
Sophie Wheadon Discus 31.40 10th
Under 15 Boys      
Harry Booker Discus 45.26 2nd
Shot 13.15 13th
Pentathlon 2462 31st
Ben East Javelin 70.66 1st
Oliver Gregory Discus 36.63 24th
Shot 13.12 15th
Under 17 Women      
Pheobe Hoaen Javelin 40.57 17th
Anna Montagne Heptathlon 4029pts 29th
Bethan Philp 2000m S/C 8.16.8 18th
Under 17 Men      
Stuart Bladon High Jump 1.90 22nd
Shot 11.50 33rd
60m Hurdles 8.59 16th
100m hurdles 13.8 17th
Pole Vault 3.46 36th
Octathlon 4886pts 5th
Heptathlon 4488pts 4th
Under 20 Men      
Joe Osler Long Jump 6.57 45th
Senior Men      
Luke Angell Javelin 56.93 41st
Veteran Categories      
Vet women 50      
Cheryl Angell Hammer 21.10 26th
Discus 15.33 43rd
Deborah Montgomery Javelin 27.50 2nd
Shot 10.31 2nd
Hammer 36.14 4th
Discus 23.06 7th
Vet men 35      
Mitchell Poustie 2000m S/C 10.14.6 33rd
Vet men 45      
Nick Bull 2000m S/C 9.03.97 24th
400m Hurdles 83.6 35th
3000m S/C 15.28.2 43rd
Steve MaClean Discus 28.76 30th
Shot 8.66 48th


Quadkids 2018

Team Kennet Quadkids (u11s/u9s) had one of the most successful years in the clubs history.

The girls stayed unbeaten all year in 7 league matches winning the Oxford Junior League and Wessex Young Athletes League

Combined with the Boys they won the Oxford Junior League and were Runners up in the Wessex Young Athletes League, all the athletes picked up their medals at a recent club training session.

Clare McDonnell won the top u11 in the Wessex Young athletes League with 246pts setting new club records in Vortex 35.02 which was the clubs best throw of the year  and total point score, and Zoe Allen clocked up 244pts for second place and claiming the 75m club record 11.0 which she was the clubs top sprinter, she also picked up top 600m runner with a time of 1.56.8, best long jump went to Octavia Thomas 3.77.

The Strength in depth saw 4 TK girls score over 200pts which also included Neve Wright 216 and Octavia Thomas 214, but future holds good as 5 of the girls have ran under 12 seconds for the 75m.

The boys saw 7 athletes score over 200pts which is the line everyone wants to get, top scorer was James Fenner 252, Will Harris 244, Theo Campbell 240, Ollie Tozer 230, Jacob Avery 217, Ivan Chekmazov 217 and Jack Strutt 212, 6 boys managed under 12 seconds for the 75m sprint. Jacob Avery picked up fastest sprinter 11.3, Ollie Tozer best 600m runner 1.55.4, James Fenner longest jump 3.76 and Theo Campbell best throw in vortex 38.76.

Nearly all of the above will move up to under 13s next season which will strengthen in depth the whole squad.


Wessex League Match 4 Quadkids

Team Kennet Quadkids team excelled at the last match of the season in the Wessex Young Athletes Track and Field League to finish Runners Up out of 25 clubs covering the South of England.
Winning the match on the day at Swindon with both Boys and Girls winning their sections, and the Girls winning their own league.

Team Kennet 1754
Camberley 1367
Aldershot 1278
Wimborne 1235
Andover/Overton 1203
Dorchester 952

Team Kennet Girls went the whole season unbeaten which saw Clare McGonnell and Zoe Allen battle through the day to earn the top individual Wessex spot, in the end it came down to 2pts Clare scoring 246 and Zoe 244 both coming 1st and 2nd on the day and in the league standings. Clare broke the clubs Vortex record with a huge throw of 35.02, while Zoe earned herself the quickest sprinter on the day in the 75m 11.5, Tilly Sideso clocked 11.6, The Long Jump saw an impressive jump from Octavia Thomas 3.77 and Neve Wright 3.69, The 600m Zoe got the better of Clare in a very fast race 1.56 and 1.58 and Tilly 2.02, Zoe also achived 31.59 in the Vortex as the TK girls won every event

The Boys only lost 2 matches all season, Ollie Tozer taking 2nd spot on the day sprinting 11.9 in the 75m his best event on the day.
Jacob Avery was the clubs fastest sprinter on the day 11.8, in the long jump nearly all the boys lept 3.30, in the 600m Ivan Chekmazov was the quickest on the day in 1.56

Wessex League Match 4

Team Kennet finished of their Track and field Season in the Wessex young Athletes League at Swindon with a second place that sees the West Berkshire club finish 4th just ½ point of runners up.

Camberley 557
Team Kennet 443
Aldershot 261
Andover/Overton 258
Wimborne 252
Dorchester 53

Ben East yet again stole the match high lights as he produced the longest throw in the World this year in the under 15 boys Javelin throwing a massive 70.66 to break his own UK Record for the fifth time and set a new club and league record.

in the age groups the under 13 girls picked up the only age group win placing them 3rd in the league, Lottie Absolom got back to winning ways in the high Jump with 1.40, and a superb Double win came in the Javelin Eve brown 23.62 and Alanna Smith 15.84, annabel Todd came 2nd in the A string Discus 21.64and was closely followed by Absolom in the B string winning this with a throw of 20.60, on the track two good 2nd places came from Absolom 12.7 and Aimee Dickson in the 70m hurdles, and same placings were matched in the 100m Dickson 15.0 and Lily Apps 15.6, both teamed up in the 200m Dickson 4th and Apps 3rd.
the 800m Tara hogan came home in 2nd place2.45.4 and in the longer 1200m both Kirsten Fraser and Eve Brown were 2nd. the Relay quartet of Dickson,Apps, Hogan and Absolom came 2nd

The under 15 boys just missed out on winning their age group, in the throws as always the yellow vest picking up maximum points, in the B string Javelin a win from Oliver Ford 32.21, in the Discus Harry Booker 42.27 and Oliver Gregory 36.63 both winning their strings and the Shot Booker threw 12.93 and Gregory 12.90 almost matching each other for another Double.
The sprints also secured high points Ben East won the 100m in 12.3 with Matt Jones taking 3rd B string, a Double win came in the 200m Ethan Haines 24.4 and Oliver Gregory 24.9, the longer 300m Haines made it a double 40.2 and Davis coming 3rd B.
The relay Quartet of Haines, East, Booker and Gregory came home in 1st with 48.4
the result meant the under 15 boys came 3rd in their age group league

The under 15 girls came 2nd in their match Double wins came from Sophie wheadon 10.47 and poppy Bladon 7.04 in the Shot, wheadon then went on to win the Discus 29.93 and bladon taking 2nd 19.95, in the Javelin two good 2nd places came from Wheadon 27.65 and Emily Tucker 12.72, on the track in the 800m Annelise Gale led all the way till the last 40m to take 2nd and Pippa Thomas won the B string, tucker came 3rd in the longer 1500m. The 100m Izzy Kerslake came 4th in 14.0 just .2 of a win in a close race, Ellie Kerslake took 2nd in the B string 14.4 and new comer Gemma Moon clocked 14.8 as a non scorer, in the 200m Moon came 4th 29.8 and Ella Ward came 4th in the B string. Gale picked up a 2nd in the B string 300m while in the 4x100m relay Tk were 3rd 55.5

The under 17 women came 3rd but a much depleted squad earned good points to help the team, in the High Jump Kira Angell took 2nd place and new comer Ceri Amison won the B string, the Javelin Angell took 3rd place 23.39 and Bethan Philp taking 2nd B, on the track Philp secured a win in the 1500m 5.27. the 200m both Angell 30.2 and Amison 31.5 came 3rd, Amison came 4th in her 100m 14.8
the women came 3rd overall in their age group league

The under 13 boys came 2nd in their match getting stronger as season went on, best resulton the Field came in the Javelin Oliver Humphrey coming 2nd 26.96 and Digby Riggall winning the B string 26.05, the Discus saw two 3rd places Tom Wells 18.67 and Noah Kemp 14.68, two 4th places in the Shot came from Sam Denis 5.68 and Seb Simpson 4.89, The high Jump euan Avery cleared 1.30 for 3rd place and George Mackie taking 2nd place in the B string.
The track saw a double win in the 800m Toby Clark 2.28.3 and Noah Kemp 2.39.4, while in the sprints Humphrey secured a 5th in the 100m 15.0 and 3rd in the 200m 29.8

The under 17 men came 3rd on the day Oliver Bazin winning his Long Jump 5.97 with Tom Hills taking 2nd B, James Mclaughlin won the Discus with a throw of 29.52.
in the 800m two 2nd places came from McLaughlin 2.16 and Toby Thomas 2.27, both teamed up in the 400m Mclaughlin taking 2nd 58.8 and Thomas winning the B string 66.9
In the sprints Oliver Bazin came 3rd in both 100 and 200 and tom Hills took two 2nd places in the 200m